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SCC Churches Create Safe Christmas Initiatives Amid the Pandemic 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, SCC churches have found creative ways to minister to their members and the communities they serve. Christmas 2020 was no exception.

North Hills church shares Christmas carols with a unique twist

During the holiday season, under normal circumstances, Christmas carols are a way to bring Christmas cheer to friends, family, and neighbors. Often, a group of carolers comes prepared to sing to those they visit. This year, the North Hills church family did something a little different: reverse Christmas caroling.

The concept includes visiting church members in their homes and asking them to sing a song. “In searching for Christmas material, we saw a clip from a church in Texas that did a similar idea,” Tim Cress, senior pastor at North Hills church, explained. “We thought it could be expanded to include... Continue reading >>

Sharing Your Story

By Heidi Carpenter

“What has God done for you? Who has He been to you in moments of crisis, happiness or loss? How has He led in your life? The answers to these questions are worth sharing with others! Maybe you’ve heard others share their life testimonies, only to think that your own stories pale in comparison. Or perhaps you’ve done things you’re ashamed to even speak about. While a testimony is about you, it doesn’t need to magnify your weaknesses and struggles. Vulnerability is a powerful way to connect with others, but it’s not the focus of what you’re trying to share. The highlight of your story is what God has done for you and who He has been to you through....”

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#SCCSayHello: Jillian Lutes

“Over the last few weeks, I've really been seeing God working on my ongoing problems with anxiety. Some anxiety is natural and good for preserving life, but it was never meant to be the focus of our existence. In some very powerful ways I've rediscovered the truth of how perfect love casts out fear — it's not that you stop experiencing some forms of fear, but you don't let it sit at the center of your mind, sucking energy away from the work God has for you to do. It's easy to get paralyzed with fear during a pandemic that happens to contain political upheaval, but when you...”

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🎵 February 3 Glendale Noon Concerts. 12:10 p.m. Join for a dual recital from violinist Ken Aiso and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya. The concert is available to view on Glendale City Church Facebook or YouTube

😀 February 6 – Pathfinder Virtual Convocation. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Available to watch live on Facebook and YouTube.

🗓 February 7 – PowerShot! Sunday Seminar. 10 a.m. Presented by SCC Women’s Ministry. Join for special seminar presentations, a season of prayer, games and giveaways. Click here for more info. Registration is required:

🥗 February 15 – Virtual WHOLE Conference. 8 a.m. Learn about the power of a plant-based lifestyle from some of the nation’s leading experts. For more info & registration, visit or call 805.377.2726. 

🖥 February 27 – Los Angeles Adventist Forum. 2 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Timothy Golden, Professor of Philosophy at WWU.” Click to join, or ID: 914 4691 6862, PW: 378034.


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